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Handbook for Language Program Administrators

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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This best-selling handbook has been completely revised and updated. It remains an invaluable resource for all practicing and prospective language program administrators (LPAs) by emphasizing the many roles that they must assume as leaders, decision makers, promoters and managers, while also exploring the crucial knowledge and skills that make a successful LPA.

ISBN 978-1-932383-22-5

About MaryAnn Christison and Fredricka L. Stoller – Editors

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The best-selling Handbook for Language Program Administrators has been completely revised and updated. It remains an invaluable resource for all practicing and prospective language program administrators (LPAs) by emphasizing the many roles that they must assume as leaders, decision makers, promoters, and managers while also exploring the crucial knowledge and skills that make a successful LPA. Each chapter presents an accurate picture of the challenges faced by LPAs in different contexts, and offers administrators problem-solving suggestions as well as practical, tried and tested strategies and guidelines.

This Second Edition includes chapters written by new and continuing authors while many of the topics covered in the first edition have been broadened in the scope of their discussions and updated to reflect contemporary administrative issues. 

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Weight 1.5125 lbs
Dimensions 7 x 1 x 10 in
Pages

366

2 reviews for Handbook for Language Program Administrators

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hats off to this professional volume tailored just for practicing language program administrators and administrators-in-training! Most administrators begin their administrative careers with expertise in language teaching, curriculum design, and materials development. They often have to learn the rest by trial and error. However, now with this one-of-a-kind handbook, you can say good-bye to the trial and error process forever! The authors explore the multiple roles that language program coordinators must play, including multicultural manager; strategic planner; decision maker; negotiator; innovator; student, faculty, and program advocate; promoter; organizer; financial planner; and writer. Each chapter offers problem-solving suggestions and activities to assist in handling the challenges faced by administrators. There’s also a final section that features language program administration issues in different instructional contexts, including adult education, binational centers, intensive English programs, international schools, and K-12 schools. This is a valuable text in courses designed to train future administrators in MA and Certification programs – plus is a ‘must-have’ in every language administrator’s library! I highly recommend it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    A Handbook for Language Program Administrators (Second Edition) has been revised and updated to reflect current issues in language program administrators by experienced professionals in the field, focusese on the multiple roles that language program administrators must play, including multicultural manager; strategic planner; decision maker;negotiator; innovator; advocate for students, faculty, and the program; promoter; organizer; personnel manager; quality guarantor; and financial planner.

    Each chapter offers an accurate picture of the challenges faced by language program administrators and presents practitioners with practical, tried and ture, suggestions. Each chapter includes a list of suggested reading and sa set of discussion questions and activities. The volume begins with a section on transitioning from teaching to adminstration and concludes with a section on different contexts for English language teacing-adult education, binational centers centers, intensive English programs, international schools, K-12 programs, and private schools-with an emphasis on the duties of language program administrators and the challenges that they faced in these contexts.

    This comprehensive Handbook should be in the personal library of every practicing and future language program administrator.

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